Alondra Ramirez

2018 Cheng Fellow

Alondra Ramirez is a senior at Harvard College concentrating in Economics and Sociology who is returning from a year of service as an AmeriCorps member with City Year in Los Angeles. Passionate about justice and empowerment, Alondra focuses on developing young Latinas through deep personal development and empowering spiritual growth. She ultimately hopes to impact cultural and religious environments to support young Latinas navigating womanhood between clashing Latino and American cultures. In doing so, she hopes to improve Latino family dynamics and community relationships for generations to come. Alondra has been part of the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program at the College, a research assistant for Professor Todd Roger’s Student Social Support R&D Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has worked in educational settings ranging from Cambridge to Botswana to the Philippines. She has interned at Maru-a-Pula where she taught and mentored students, tutored in Dorchester, and always looks to empower and encourage young students to reach for and achieve great things. Born in a small town in Zacatecas, Mexico and living in San Antonio, Texas, Alondra is a proud Latina and first-generation college student whose goal is to explore the world, enjoy nature, promote justice, and encourage others to recognize their value and pursue their goals.